Poverty and learning

child-poverty

Poverty is a reality that educators face everyday. Seeing kids wrestle with food and housing insecurity as well as a myriad of struggles that come with a lack of resources can be daunting for teachers.  Linking families with resources to keep afloat can be very challenging. I think that we have a poverty crisis that creates unforeseen difficulties in the classroom for the student ranging from learning to making good behavioral choices.

How Poverty Affects Behavior and Academic Performance

U.S. Schools Have a Poverty Crisis, Not an Education Crisis

Poverty and high school dropouts

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Improving educational outcomes for poor children

Chilling statistics.

What Teachers can do.

Leading Learning for Children From Poverty Six effective practices can help teachers help students from poverty succeed.

What Principals can do.

Positive School Climate Strong interpersonal relationships and ongoing support for students’ self-regulation create a positive context for learning.

What all Educators should do.

Schoolwide Methods for Fostering Resiliency

Movies to inspire:

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